2. Recognize that there is no such thing as Perfect.
In this age of information, we receive a lot of imagery of perfection that, let’s be honest, we can’t all achieve. As a matter of fact, the people and moments we see posted on IG and other socials aren’t even real. They are crafted, lit, angled, staged, planned, and often professionally shot. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an excellent time to be an entrepreneur and it’s fun to create beautiful things, I just feel we have some responsibility to show that it’s OK to have imperfections too. If everything is too perfect, then what is real? Consider where our need to be perfect comes from? Whether it’s from our families, the schoolyard, social media, or manipulative messaging, the message isn’t the truth. We all have bad days, and messy moments. And that’s ok too. Authenticity is also imperfection.
The heart has long been associated with love, romance, sadness and joy, but technically, it is an organ with the physical purpose of pumping blood throughout the body. Recent scientific study however, insists that the heart has its own way of thinking – with neurons similar to the ones found in the brain that actually can work together with the neurons of the brain. This means the heart and the brain are more connected than we ever realized, and that the heart indeed thinks for itself. It makes so much sense now, right? If we all practice listening more to our hearts, we will be consciously connecting to our sense of love. A path of self-love is a path of inner peace and authenticity.
4. Remember that you belong here.
We couldn’t say it better than Ellen. No matter who you are, or who you love, you have a purpose. Your purpose could reach millions, and your purpose could reach no further than your own back yard. Without you though, something in this world would be missing; therefore, you 100% belong. Affirming that you belong here with everybody else will lead you to, or magnify your purpose, and sharing that purpose with the world is a gift you give.
Happy New Year, Everyone!